Economic regulation

RIS2: Achieving real efficiency

8 October 2021
Achieving real efficiency is one of the six outcomes National Highways (formerly Highways England) is required to deliver in the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), set by government in March 2020.

Monitoring smart motorways

1 October 2021
We are responsible for monitoring and enforcing the performance and efficiency of National Highways in its delivery of the Smart Motorway Action Plan.

Stakeholder engagement

27 September 2021
We monitor and report on the quality of Network Rail's engagement with its stakeholder community in control period 6 (CP6).

Rail regulator highlights need for strong engagement between Network Rail and its stakeholders

22 September 2021
A total of 234 rail industry stakeholders helped shape today’s report published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) through sharing their experiences on the quality of Network Rail’s engagement. Findings show significant improvements in 2020-21, despite the challenging context of COVID-19, with a majority rating Network Rail's engagement as good or very good (73%).

Data quality independent reporter reports

25 August 2021
Network Rail's network licence includes a condition providing for independent experts (reporters) to be appointed by the network operator (Network Rail), to provide ORR with advice on different aspects of Network Rail’s performance.